GH Transcript Tuesday 9/30/03


General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 9/30/03

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Proofread by Kathy

Jason: Stefan needs to die.

Nikolas: You -- you can't -- you can't kill him, Jason.

Jason: Well, I'm not going to have to. Alcazar's going to take care of it.

Nikolas: I'm just asking you to try and --

Jason: Your uncle's already dead, Nikolas! He tried to kill Alcazar, and he couldn't finish the job.

Stefan: You have no proof. If Alcazar believes you and Corinthos are responsible for the attack and wants to eliminate you, good riddance.

Nikolas: You want him to die for trying to kill Emily?

Stefan: Enough with that ridiculous accusation!

Jason: You say you love my sister? Stefan wanted her dead! So why are you working so hard to save him?

Emily: I don't know, I'm always going to have a weakness for Nikolas. I fell for him at 13, and I know by now it's a permanent condition.

Skye: Well, listen, I have got a credit card and a color sense that is just waiting for you to say the word. Seriously, we will go on a shopping spree that is guaranteed to make Nikolas look at you like you're the only woman in the world --

Emily: Oh --

Skye: As requested.

Emily: A girls' day out with you would be great, Skye, but I don't know. I think dressing for Nikolas was a bad impulse, and I'm sure I only thought of it because I was going stir crazy in the hospital.

Skye: Are you sure? Because, you know, we all deserve the chance to impress that certain someone.

Emily: Oh, my God, no, no. There's no point. I need to concentrate on Zander. He's who I chose –

[Zander turns monitor off]

Emily: The one I want to be with.

Skye: Well, Zander already looks at you like you're the only woman in the world.

Emily: I know how lucky I am.

Skye: Hmm. Wise beyond your years if you can appreciate that. Too many hearts have been broken by Prince Charming, present company included. You know, sometimes it turns out the perfect man is all wrong for you. Look at me and Jax.

Dealer: The gentleman wins again.

Woman: Okay, I've been watching your hands. You have the magic touch.

Jax: It's all in knowing how to play the game.

Woman: But that's only part of it. You may well be the luckiest man alive. Let's find out together, shall we? On the gentleman, please.

Man: Urgent call, Mr. Jacks.

Jax: This is Jacks. I'll be right there.

Marcella: Sonny, it's so lonely here without you.

Lorenzo: Slower. Enunciate. Puerto Rican girls of Lily's class and education speak eloquently.

Marcella: Have you ever tried talking like somebody else?

Lorenzo: "Speaking." Always use correct grammar.

Marcella: What if she was the one rich girl in Puerto Rico who screamed and yelled and talked, spoke fast?

Lorenzo: You read the P.I.'s report. Lily Elena Rivera de Corinthos was a lady in every way, and you're going to be one, too.

Marcella: The surgery worked. I already look like her. Do I really need to become her?

Lorenzo: Sonny's haunted by his first wife's death. That doesn't mean he's stupid. Every time he sees you, he needs to be convinced again. So, yes, you will become Lily. You're certainly being well paid to do it.

Marcella: So you plan this whole big setup -- get me a new face, a new voice, arrange for me to haunt Sonny, and I still don't get why. I mean, even if Sonny believes I'm a ghost and cracks, that's not going to make Carly fall in love with you.

Lorenzo: That's not for you to worry about. Your job is to convince Sonny that his family is in danger.

Carly: You do want to hear about this?

Sonny: Not really.

Carly: Okay, well, I can't force you to listen. But you let me know if you change your mind, okay?

Sonny: Does anybody else know about this besides you and Alcazar?

Carly: Well, yeah. Jason's cousin Dillon and Georgie Jones.

Sonny: Oh, the police commissioner's daughter.

Carly: Yeah, I think that's everyone.

Sonny: Do you have any idea, Carly, how much I don't want to do this? I hit a wall just last week. I have no understanding left. But now I'm forced to hear because you're still my wife and I have to clean it up!

Carly: Well, isn't that a coincidence, because I thought I was going to clean it up for you.

Sonny: Tell me everything that happened from the time you got the call at the club until you walked through that door.

Carly: I went to meet Courtney, like I told you. You knew --

Sonny: You were --

Carly: She was on the pier.

Sonny: Right, you were alone. I got that much.

Carly: Courtney was afraid that Jason was going to kill Alcazar. I told her to stay out of it and that I would, too. And then I started back to you, and I realized that if Alcazar ended up dead that they would go after Jason first.

Sonny: That's Jason's business. You know better than to interfere.

Carly: Courtney had said that Jason was probably going to meet Alcazar in an alley near the warehouse, so I went to try and stop him.

Sonny: And you found Alcazar?

Carly: I almost left him. Sonny, I did. I almost walked away. But then I just thought if there was still a chance to save him, then I could protect Jason.

Sonny: What'd you do?

Carly: I tried to revived him. I -- I gave him CPR. I yelled for help because it wasn't working. And then when Alcazar finally did start breathing again, Georgie and Dillon were already there, and -- look, I didn't want to take him to the hospital, Sonny, because I knew they were going to report it to the police. So I had the kids take him back to his apartment.

Sonny: Then what?

Carly: Georgie left, Dillon stayed. I don't know. I guess they're friends. I -- look -- Alcazar promised he would not retaliate, he's not going to go after you and Jason, and then I left.

Sonny: So -- ahem -- Alcazar is alive, two teenagers know that you saved his life, and Alcazar promised you that there would not be a retaliation? Is that all of it?

Carly: Yes.

Sonny: How'd you get home?

Carly: I took a cab.

Sonny: Where's Courtney?

Carly: I don't know.

Sonny: You all right, though? You're not hurt? You didn't hurt yourself?

Carly: No.

Sonny: Well, you know, you've had a hard night. You should probably go upstairs and go to bed.

Carly: You never told me what happened to your hand.

Sonny: No, I didn’t.

Carly: Well, if you decide you want to tell me, I'd like to hear about it.

Sonny: Now you're going to go upstairs, even though you don't want to. You're going to sleep alone. Maybe tomorrow, you're going to stay quiet and avoid me as much as possible. Eventually, I'll stop being angry.

Carly: You know what, Sonny? The truth is --

[Sonny laughs]

Carly: Ha-ha -- you'd never stop being angry. And it doesn't matter if I followed every single rule, because your life is dangerous and you'd still be mad about that.

Sonny: Well, I don't have to be mad about you, right? I don't have to be mad at you at all. It's not fun for me. It's not fun for me. I don't enjoy this. But I tell you what scares me. Someday, I am not going to be able to get over this. I mean, you know, maybe this time when the anger burns out, I'm not going to have anything left. Do you ever think of that when you pull this crap?

Marcella: So, how'd you meet Carly?

Lorenzo: By accident. I was laying the groundwork on a deal with her husband when she disappeared. I figured out who did it and why. I found a way to use it to my advantage.

Marcella: You rescued her.

Lorenzo: Not at first. I'll always regret that.

Lorenzo: I wanted to use Carly as leverage. So I let her kidnapper keep her.

Marcella: Keep her where?

Lorenzo: In a cinder block room, leg shackled to a wall.

Marcella: She must have been terrified.

Lorenzo: I'm sure she was. She was also very determined, ingenious in her resourcefulness. Eventually, I brought her to stay with me, and that's when I found out how engaging and intelligent she is. We made an unexpected connection. She got me to talk about things I hadn't mentioned to anyone in years. Carly's a force to be reckoned with.

Marcella: I can't.

Stefan: I hand you the world! This is how you repay me?

Nikolas: I owe you nothing. You're a stranger to me!

Stefan: I'm a Cassadine, the same as you.

Nikolas: You're a murderer!

Stefan: Nikolas, listen --

Lucky: Nice work, big brother. It's way past time that you gave Stefan a beating.

Stefan: You get out! This has nothing to do with either one of you.

Nikolas: Lucky's a -- yeah, what are you? Officer in training? He can take you down to the police station.

Stefan: I suppose you're pleased with yourself, all the lies you've managed to put into Nikolas' mind.

Nikolas: Don't start shifting blame to him. You're guilty and you're going to admit it.

Stefan: What are you now, Nikolas, a pawn?

Lydia: Nikolas --

Stefan: You're no longer able to think for yourself?

Lydia: Nikolas realizes what you are now, and it scares you to death. If he realizes you're a murderer, it must be true.

Stefan: I was wrongly accused.

Lydia: Even you have to realize what you are.

Stefan: I was wrongly accused! Nikolas, she framed me so that she could rid herself of her rival.

[Lydia chuckles]

Lydia: Stefan, it's too late to pin this on me now. The world sees how desperate you were for my money.

Lucky: Nikolas, if you want Stefan behind bars, I know exactly how to do it.

Ned: I brought over Kristina’s favorite blanket. The Social Services people were in such a hurry to take her away, they left it behind. I tried to reach Cameron, but --

Emily: You want to take it up?

Ned: Yeah.

Cameron: What's he doing here?

Ned: He is visiting his daughter. And he also understands English.

Cameron: Well, as Kristina’s legal guardian, I have discretion over who sees her and when.

Ned: Oh, really? And I assume your discretion would include round-the-clock visits for Alexis? That is, if she weren't in jail?

Skye: Ned, you know, why don't we take that blanket up to Kristina?

Emily: Yeah, the baby's sleeping. Why don't we just take a minute to --

Ned: Actually, why don't we take a minute and have Cameron explain exactly how he landed custody of Kristina in the first place?

Cameron: You feel threatened as a father, Ned? I mean, your ego would rather see her in foster care with strangers than with me? This was the judge's call to make and --

Ned: You manipulated the entire situation. You tried to play hero for Alexis one too many times, and you ended up with a baby you're not even remotely prepared to deal with. So what do you do? You farm her out to Zander and Emily.

Cameron: Only till I can make arrangements.

Emily: We love having her here.

Ned: And I am eternally grateful that you and Zander have her. At least you don't have an agenda. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going upstairs to see my daughter.

Cameron: I don't think so.

Sonny: You here to tell me not to drink, Jason?

Jason: Oh, no, no. Alcazar survived.

Sonny: Oh, I know. Carly saved him.

Jason: What are you talking about, Carly saved him?

Sonny: She found him after you did and got him breathing, and --

[Jason sighs]

Sonny: Hey, don't worry. Alcazar promised not to retaliate.

Jason: What was she doing in the alley? Is she okay? The baby? Is it okay?

Sonny: You mean, did she hurt herself or the baby saving my enemy's life? Well, she says no. She's upstairs right now, waiting for me to stop being angry. Carly was taken from me two months. Her and the baby almost died. She comes back. Nothing's changed! She rolls a car last week. Now she's in an alley, you know, saving Alcazar's life. I am starting not to care. Do you get what I'm saying here? Do you know why I'm starting not to care? Because there's always an excuse, always a reason, and it doesn't make any sense. I get -- you know what? I get that Carly loves me and all that, but I can't keep having a wife who lies to me. Where is the trust? You tell me! Where is the trust?

Jason: I don't know. Maybe she's scared.

Sonny: What do you mean?

Jason: Come on, you know how she gets. She acts crazy when she's afraid. She has a plan. It doesn't go through. She panics. Who knows what she could do?

Sonny: If she's so scared, what is she doing at an alley saving Alcazar's life?

Jason: I don't know! I'm not saying what Carly does makes sense. I'm just saying when people are afraid they don't think clearly.

Sonny: You mean, when people -- you mean, sometimes people see their dead wives? Is that what you're saying? Huh?

Jason: That's not --

Sonny: Is that what you're saying?

Jason: That's not what I'm saying. Sonny, it's time to figure this Lily thing out or forget her. Your family's starting to fall apart.

Sonny: Are you saying I'm seeing Lily because I'm afraid? Huh?

[Jason sighs]

Sonny: What if you're wrong? What if I am seeing Lily's spirit and she's trying to tell me time's running out?

Jason: You want to wait for that to happen, wait, or you can protect yourself and you can protect your family.

Sonny: It would have been a lot easier if Carly would have let Alcazar die!

Jason: You wish Stefan Cassadine would try to kill Alcazar?

Sonny: What do you mean? Well, you know what? No wonder Alcazar's still breathing. I want you to go to Alcazar and give him Stefan’s name. You tell him it's a show of good faith on our part that we are keeping the truce and we expect him to do the same.

Jason: Is that what you want to do?

Sonny: For now.

Jason: I can drop him. I can take him out.

Sonny: I know you can, but I can't -- you can't --

Jason: A couple days --

Sonny: No, listen to me; you can't do it right now. Got the baby coming, got all kinds of stuff, okay? I got to take a walk. I got to go. I got to get out of here. This is just -- you'll handle Alcazar, right?

Jason: Yeah, I'll set up the meeting.

Marcella: Sonny's afraid for his wife and baby. He loves them.

Lorenzo: We need to keep Sonny believing that Lily was sent to warn him.

Marcella: What about Carly? You care about her. Look at everything you've done to get her. But if she found out what you were doing to her husband, she'd hate you.

Lorenzo: How would she find out? Faith won't tell her and neither will I, so that leaves you. Now, I'm sure you're perceptive enough to know how unhappy I'd be if you betrayed me.

Marcella: I'll never tell anyone. I swear. But say you do this, you destroy the man that Carly loves, the father of her child. If she comes to you, what will you two have? If you get Carly this way, will you really have her at all?

Lorenzo: I don't like what I'm doing. But it's necessary. And one day it will all be worth it. Carly doesn't want to care about me, but she can't help herself. She found me injured. She knows she should have walked away, but she couldn’t. She's full of excuses. But deep down, she knows she couldn't let me die.

Marcella: It's great that Carly cares about you. And maybe in time, it could be more. But I doubt that will happen if you destroy her husband.

Lorenzo: Corinthos doesn't deserve her. She needs to be treated with respect. She needs to be valued.

Marcella: And you don't think Sonny does that?

Lorenzo: Not from what I've seen. A man in Sonny's position can't afford to have a weakness. And he's got a big one. He's seeing ghosts, and he needs to see another one tonight.

Marcella: It's risky. There's no way off that terrace. What if Sonny tries to grab Lily? Your plan would fall apart.

Lorenzo: I want you out on that terrace. Find a way to make it happen and find a way to get out of there. Or as you pointed out, my plan will be ruined and you will serve no purpose.

Ned: What harm can it do for me to look in on Kristina while she's asleep?

Cameron: How many times did Alexis ask you the same question, Ned? You'd quote the court order and send her packing. How does it feel?

Zander: What the hell's wrong with the two of you? There's a baby upstairs sleeping.

Cameron: I was just suggesting to Ned that now may not be the best time for him to visit -- or Skye, either, for that matter.

Skye: Well, this has nothing to do with Kristina’s welfare. Cameron's just punishing Ned for filing suit against Alexis.

Cameron: Alexis has already been arrested. It's beyond vindictive to try and bankrupt her as well.

Ned: She framed me for sexual assault on a minor!

Cameron: Stefan engineered the whole thing.

Skye: With Alexis' cooperation, no doubt.

Ned: I went to the mat for Alexis time and time again, and what does she do to me? What does she do to me?

Zander: Listen to you. Listen to you. My gosh. She said this, he said that. This baby upstairs deserves better than this from all of you. And you think about it. Ned and Skye are the only parents that this baby's ever known. And she may not be able to say it, but she realizes that. Then there's Alexis, the baby's mother. She has a right to get to know her, to love her, and shouldn't the baby's rights be the most important here? Shouldn't we be thinking about the baby?

Ned: Of course.

Zander: Okay, then suck it up. Accept -- if you love this baby, if you truly love this baby, then accept that it's your job to compromise, even if sharing is the hardest thing that you have to do.

Stefan: Nikolas and I had a disagreement. It hardly qualifies as assault.

Lucky: Aggravated assault -- that's a legal term. It's a felony, by the way.

Stefan: It's a fabrication.

Lydia: You were enraged, a maniac. I saw the whole thing.

Lucky: It's true. We saw it all. That attack against Nikolas -- that breaks your bail agreement. That means if Nikolas presses charges, you go back to that cage you belong in.

Stefan: Nikolas, this is a family matter. Whatever our difficulties, you know I love you. Locking me up on false pretenses solves nothing.

Lucky: What is false about it? You had Summer killed, and you're the one that should be in jail!

Stefan: You, shut up!

Stefan: Nikolas, don't break trust with me.

Nikolas: Call 911. I want to report an assault.

Jax: Hey. I'm John's son, Jax. What's wrong with my father?

Man: Well, physically, not a thing I could see.

Jax: My mother said that he was weakening, he could be dying.

Man: She's right.

Jax: Okay, you just said that there was nothing wrong with him.

Man: Physically, I can't find a reason for his decline. I mean, all I can tell you is that your father seems to have lost the will to live.

Jax: That's absurd. My father is the most vital, determined man I've ever met. Okay, he once survived a month in the Alaskan wilderness on nothing but a knife and sheer will.

Man: Your mother told me the same thing. I mean, unfortunately, it doesn't change his current condition. I mean, he's weakening by the day. He simply doesn't believe he can live.

Lorenzo: You asked for a meeting? Why?

Jason: I've got a message for you from Sonny. Stefan Cassadine tried to kill you tonight. He acted alone. Nikolas Cassadine had nothing to do with it, and neither did Sonny.

Lorenzo: You're almost waxing poetic. Why the unsolicited info-- ahem -- information?

Jason: Because Carly told Sonny what happened, how she saved you, and you think I'm the one who tried to kill you on Sonny's orders.

Lorenzo: It's a reasonable assumption.

Jason: It's wrong. If I'd come to strangle you, you'd be dead. So, Sonny sent me to assure you that he's going to hold up his end of the truce, and he expects the same from you.

Lorenzo: Sonny's child's going to be born soon. I imagine he's anxious to avoid conflict at any cost.

Jason: If you move against him, he's going to defend himself.

Lorenzo: You tell Sonny I received the message. Truce suits me fine. Stefan Cassadine tried to kill your sister, didn't he? So if I have him removed, it saves you the trouble.

Jason: It's up to you.

Andy: I'll take it from here.

[Phone rings]

Andy: Capelli.

Lorenzo: Stefan Cassadine tried to cancel his debt by killing me tonight. I want him dead.

Andy: Shouldn't be a problem. Stefan Cassadine, you're under arrest for assault. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. If you can't afford an attorney –

Zander: Kristina is innocent enough to be able to love all of you, even though you can't stand each other. But don't make her pay the price for that.

Cameron: Point taken, Alexander. Kristina will be accessible to the people she cares about.

Skye: Thank you.

Cameron: But I'd like to go check on her first.

Skye: Of course.

Ned: Fine.

Emily: Hey.

Emily: You know, what you said just now --

Zander: I meant every word of it. But you could see them. They were tense and holding a lot of anger and resentment, and, you know, saying that you'll try is -- that's the easy part. Doing it -- that's what's hard.

Jax: I don't understand. How long has he been this way, Mom?

Jane: Well, it started about six months ago.

Jax: Why didn't you say anything to me?

Jane: Well, there was nothing medically wrong, and John didn't want to worry you. We've been to all kinds of specialists, and they all agree, your father's healthy. But he keeps dwindling away. And then he insisted on flying down here for some sort of meeting, and he simply collapsed. You know how strong your father is. He couldn't go a step further. I didn't want to put him in the hospital. You know how he hates them. So I felt since it's his spirit that seems to be ailing, I tried a Native American healer. Jax, if this doesn't work, I'm not sure anything will.

Jax: Hey, you know how strong Dad is, okay? You've seen him down before. No man comes back fiercer.

Jane: You haven't seen him, Jax. It's his fight that died first. His body's simply following.

Jax: Hey, Dad.

Jax: What's this about?

[Speed dial]

[Busy signal]

Sonny: Lily?

Sonny: Lily? Why'd you come back? What are you trying to tell me?

[Upstairs door opens]

Sonny: Lily?

Carly: Sonny? I'm glad you're home. And I know that I should probably leave you alone, but I don't like that you're down here staring out the window.

Carly: Come on, Sonny, it hurts me, and I know that's probably what you want to do right now, but this hurts you, too, so -- will you please just come on upstairs? You can sleep in the chaise and be mad at me.

Sonny: You know what hell is? When somebody dies not knowing you loved them.

On the next "General Hospital" --

Luke: I want this police officer to arrest me.

Lorenzo: Mr. Cassadine.

Sonny: I want see her, make sure she's in there.

John: Without those cards, I'm a dead man.

Jax: Ever heard of the name John Jacks?

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